25 Signs You’ve Been Teaching For a Long Time

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The everyday life of teaching is highly underestimated. If you’ve been doing it for a long time, then it has definitely taken its toll, and you can probably relate to just about every single one of these signs!

1. Multi-tasking has become more than 2nd nature, it’s instinct.

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2. Trying to find a sub is one of the hardest tasks you have.

anchorman crying inside phone booth GIFvia reddit

3. Going shopping usually means you need new markers, folders, and staples.

Tina Fey having paper clips poured on face GIFvia giphy

4. You don’t care who they are, you don’t allow anybody to lean back in their chairs!

Barrack Obama leaning in chair imagevia Flickr: whitehouse

5. Movie days are becoming more frequent in your class.

Movie day

6. You’ve become the master at the “smile & nod without listening” from endless parent-teacher conferences.

Ellen Degeneres nodding head GIFvia tumblr

7. You’ve mastered the art of devouring entire meals in between classes.

Tina Fey stuffing food in mouth GIFvia w-ilco.tumblr.com

8. You get truly pissed off when you see the same mistakes over & over when you grade papers.

Silver Lining Playbook Bradley Cooper throwing book out window "What the fuck?!" GIFvia reddit

9. You think about freaking out in class on a daily basis…and sometimes you do.

Dwight Shrute The Office screaming GIFvia reddit

10. This is what your mornings look like.

Jim Carey bouncing around in bed "No!" GIFvia tumblr

11. This is what you have to deal with in class every day.

The Simpsons classroom students on cell phones GIFvia cheezburger.com

12. You no longer care if you run into parents outside of school in your sweats.

Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon in sweatshirt headphones "I want to die right now" GIFvia tumblr

13. Your school desk drawer is a combination of chocolate covered coffee beans, candy, Red Bull, red pens, and Aspirin.

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14. All the muscles in your body relax when the bell rings.

man inhaling relief GIFvia the-coli.com

15. You give impossible tasks to students just to watch them suffer trying.

teacher in classroom "You've got ten seconds, starting now" GIFvia tumblr

16. You get depressed at the end of every school break.

man crying on couch GIFvia reddit

17. You’ve lost all your patience when kids make mistakes in class and react on first instinct.

Steven colbert "WHAT?!" gifvia tumblr

18. This is your reaction every time you get your paycheck.

Kristen Bell laughing then crying GIF via reddit

19. You secretly feel angry when people interrupt conversations without raising their hand.

Joey Friends angry face GIFvia emotiongifs.com

20. You push in random chairs at restaurants while you’re leaving.

African American man pushing in chairs in court room GIFvia Giphy

21. You hate being called into a meeting with the Principal as much as students do.

Emma Stone screaming "no! no!" gifvia tumblr

22. You look at students like this when they ask what to do after you just gave the instructions.

Samuel L. Jackson Black Snake Moan crazy eyes gifvia Paramount Classics

23. You have no desire to go out and socialize on the weekends after talking all week in class.

Tina Fey Amy Poehler "I hate everyone" gifvia giphy

24. Your most favorite time of the year is no longer the holidays, but the last day of school.

Tina Fey high fiving a million angels gifvia giphy


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